I put gas in my car today. This may not seem like it’s news, but it is to me; it’s been just under a full month since I last put gas in my car. This is why I love my hybrid; I went 502.2 miles, with an average milage on this tank of 54.9 miles per gallon. (For the metric folks, that’s about 4.3 l/100km) That’s a low number for my car, but it’s summer, and I hate the heat, so I run the AC all the time.
For those who haven’t heard about it before, my beloved and wonderful car is a Honda Insight, the world’s coolest car. It’s small, it’s zippy, it handles really well, and it uses almost no gas.
Once upon a time, I was trying to be more conscientious about the way I spent my money, so I decided to reduce the number of trips I made to the grocery store - I was going to Lunds, which is some distance from my house, because they carry a few foods I can’t buy elsewhere.
When I got home, I decided to figure out how much money I was saving by not going to the grocery store as often. I spent \$139 on groceries. I spent \$0.48 on gas.
There’s a lot to be said for getting the most efficient things you can. I do compact fluorescent bulbs for the same reason.